POLITICS
01/08/2014 11:03 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Democrats Are Targeting Scott Brown In New Hampshire And He's Not Even Running Yet

Senate Majority PAC, the super PAC supporting Democratic Senate candidates, launched a $150,000-plus ad buy in New Hampshire on Wednesday against former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).

A director at the PAC told The Huffington Post that the ad will run over the course of 10 days in the Granite State, mainly in the Manchester area. Brown has not announced his candidacy in the state.

The 30-second commercial opens with an announcer saying, "When Scott Brown was the senator from Massachusetts, he delivered for Wall Street, saving big banks $19 billion in taxes," citing a Boston Globe article. The ad also hits Brown for campaign contributions he received from the financial industry during his time in the Senate.

Though Brown is currently serving as an adviser to a law firm's Boston office, which cites his "knowledge of issues involving financial services," he recently confirmed a move to New Hampshire. But Brown said the relocation was for "strictly personal" reasons.

The PAC's ad ridicules any prospective run in the state, saying, "Now he's shopping for a Senate seat in New Hampshire. Really?"

Brown told Politico the ad is "typical BS. Not even a candidate and they are already in attack mode. Is that even legal?”

The New Hampshire Republican Party's chairman said there's "no question" Brown would be welcomed in New Hampshire if he chose to run for one of the state's U.S. Senate seats.

In 2012, Brown and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) signed a "People's Pledge" to curb attack ads by super PACs in their Senate race. The race still ended up being the costliest in the country.

Politico reported that Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is conducting an internal poll this week to gauge her vulnerability if Brown were to run.

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